Surgery that saved my life and my voice: Charity Tillemann-Dick on TED.com

You’ll never sing again, said her doctor. But in a story from the very edge of medical possibility, operatic soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick tells a double story of survival — of her body, from a double lung transplant, and of her spirit, fueled by an unwavering will to sing. A powerful story from TEDMED 2010. (Recorded at TEDMED, October 2010, in San Diego, CA. Duration: 18:06)

Watch Charity Tillemann-Dick’s talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 800+ TEDTalks.

Find more talks from TEDMED 2010 at TEDMED.com — including Dr. Shaf Keshavjee’s amazing demo of a breathing lung.